Sunday, 9 January 2011

Fried Sauce Noodle 炸醬麵 (Zha Jiang Mian)

Dear Whimsical Readers,

Hello! Thank you for dropping by to read on our homemade recipes website of ours. I would like to share something special today, and this dish is one of my favorites ~ "炸醬麵"! It's originality is from my hometown, TAIWAN! My mom is a Taiwanese, thus she always cooks the best taiwanese food for my family back home in Malaysia. Although, she said the noddle and the flavor of the pork does play a big role in her cooking. The ingredients we purchase from the local market stores, will at least I can say deliver a decent taste for this dish. Without further ado, here are the fabulous ingridients for the dish! It's simple:


Serves 4

500 grms of minced pork (season with salt and pepper)
50 grms of Mushroom (soak them in a bowl of water for 10mins at least)
1 spoon of Hoisin Sauce
1 spoon of Black Bean Sauce
1 packet of tofu/fried tofu (chopped)
3 cloves of Garlic (diced)
3 Tbs of Vegetable Oil
4 Sticks of Chinese Noodle (preferably oil)
1 Carrot (Slice them thinly, and leave it in the refrigerator)
1 Cucumber/Zuchinni (Slice them thinly, and leave it in the refrigerator)
Sesame oil and White Vinegar to Serve.
Salt and Pepper


1. Heat oil in a flat pan while you heat up another bowl of water till boil and chuck the noodle in for about 5-10 minutes.
2. Saute the garlic till fragrant and fry the mushroom till it turns soft and tender.
3. Chuck the meat in, the sauces then the tofu. Stir fry them in medium heat, add salt and pepper to your likings.
4. Serve in a warm bowl/plate, first the noodle, the meat, and finally top them up with cucumber and carrots. To my taste, I would prefer to add a little of sesame oil and vinegar to my noodle. It's just like adding a little bit of magic in the dish.

There you go, simple and easy isn't it? Enjoy!

Yours Sincerely,
the Whimsical Buddies


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